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We appreciate you devoting a few minutes of your valuable time to see what we have to offer. Let us assist you in finding your way to a productive path of independence!!
Introducing Our 2019 NFB Kentucky TAD Platinum Sponsor
Thank you, Retina Associates of Kentucky for sponsoring the 2019 NFB Kentucky TAD Symposium. Your generous contribution is making it possible for us to perform the fundamental outreach within the Kentucky Commonwealth. It is through generous contributions like these that enable the NFB Kentucky Technology Assistance Division to meet our critical objectives regarding blindness education and training.
All About the 2019 NFB Kentucky TAD Symposium
The NFB of Kentucky Technology Division and our community partner, American Printing House (APH) for the Blind are tag-teaming to bring the 2019 NFB Kentucky Technology Symposium to you!
When: September 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (registration starting promptly at 7:30 AM, for those who have not preregistered). The cost for you to register on the day of the symposium, September 20, 2019, will be $5.00. Where: The Hilton Garden Northeast Inn, 9850 Park Plaza Ave., Louisville, KY 40241. Cost: FREE for those who have preregistered
To read more about the Seventh Annual Technology Assistance Division Symposium and to preregister (registration on or before September 19th) for this event, go to 2019TAD Symposium
2019 NFB Kentucky TAD Raffle Triple Play Tech Bundle$5 or 3 for $10
Echo Dot Third Generation Smart Speaker with Alexa
Honeywell Home Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat (RTH6580WF), Requires C Wire, Works with Alexa
Ring Video Doorbell with HD Video, Motion Activated Alerts, Easy Installation - Venetian Bronze
Works with virtually any system type except electric baseboards.
Please note: C-Wire is required for this thermostat to receive power. If you do not have a C-wire, you may be able to use the C-Wire adapter (sold separately) or a G-wire jumper cable which is included with this thermostat. Use of the G-wire jumper cable will allow you to power the thermostat without a C-Wire; however using the G-wire solution means that you will no longer have independent fan control, although the fan will still run while your system is on.
7 day programming with 4 program periods per day can be configured to meet almost any scheduling scenario for ultimate flexibility.
Wi-Fi enabled thermostat allows for remote access via smart-phone or computer, free smart-phone app for iPhone, iPad and Android operating systems.
Ability to view local weather from web portal or app, Wink App Ready - No Wink Hub Required.
In the box you will find: Thermostat, Wall plate (attached to thermostat), Screws and anchors, Quick Start Guide, Thermostat ID Card, Wire labels, User Guide, Quick Reference Card, G Wire Jumper Cable.
Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT, Bonomi, Wink, and Stringy (devices sold separately).
ENERGY STAR Certified
Door bell features:
Ring Video Doorbell with HD Video, Motion Activated Alerts, Easy Installation - Venetian Bronze.
Works with Alexa to illuminate and send announcement to Echo devices when your door bell is pressed or motion is detected .
Lets you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC.
Sends alerts as soon as motion is detected or when visitors press the Doorbell.
Works on any home, with or without existing doorbell wires .
Monitors your home in HD video with infrared night vision Lets you check-in on your property at anytime with Live View on-demand video.
Includes Lifetime Theft Protection: If your Doorbell gets stolen, we'll replace it for free.
Be sure to purchase your winning ticket at the NFB Kentucky State Convention. Hellena is in charge of the TAD raffle, so please stop by the TAD booth on Friday to make your purchase. Tickets will be sold all day on Friday and all day on Saturday and will be available until the winning ticket is drawn at the conclusion of the banquet dinner. Winner need not be present.
2018 NFB of Kentucky TAD Convention Raffle Winner
Lora Felty Stephens wins the 2018 TAD triple play! What is our 2018 TAD Triple Play? Why it's the Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Amazon Echo DOT, and Smart light Bulb.
What are the Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo DOT? They are both described as a brand of smart speaker developed by Amazon. The device's connect to the voice-controlled intelligent assistant service, Alexa, which responds to the name, "Alexa". This "wake" word can be changed by the user to"Amazon", "Echo",or "Computer". What is the difference between the Echo and the Echo DOT? The Echo DOT is described as having all the smarts of Alexa in a smaller package, namely the speaker.
What is a smart light bulb? It is a WIFI LED light bulb that interfaces with your Amazon smart speaker. The smart bulb is voice activated and just waiting for your command.
TAD News and Notes
Todd Stephens is honored to receive The esteemed 2018 T. V. Cramner Award
To read more about this outstanding Federationist, Dr. Tim Cramner, and the founder of NFBK's Technology Division, please see T. V. Cramner
NFB Kentucky TAD Receives The 2014 Robert E. Whitehead Award
Who was Robert E. Whitehead, and what is the Robert E. Whitehead Award? Well, let us tell you a bit about Robert E. Whitehead. Robert (Bob) E. Whitehead was the second sitting president of the NFB Kentucky affiliate. This award is presented to an affiliate chapter or division that strives to build membership in the organization . The chapter or division is also actively changing the public's perceptions about blindness through innovative projects and community outreach.
AFB Announces Learn NVDA, Free Online Video Tutorials. The American Foundation for the Blind is pleased to announce the availability of Learn NVDA, a series of free online video tutorials designed to help people who are blind or visually impaired learn how to use the computer and/or learn how to improve their computer skills. To learn more, go to Learn NVDA Free
First Affordable Braille Reader for only $449. Read about the 20 cell APH - Orbit Reader 20 at American Printing House
Get your KNFB Reader App and get it today! This is a must have app for all blind and visually impaired individuals. It's accurate, fast and has outstanding reviews by those who know blindness technology best!
By harnessing the power of digital photography, coupled with state of the art Apple hardware, this highly praised app, taylored to the specific needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, makes access to print material much faster and more efficient than ever.
The 2018 Summer edition of The Kentucky Cardinal has arrived,so don't yu dare miss it! You may find this edition and prior editions on the nfbofky.org website by clicking on Kentucky Cardinal
The Kentucky Cardinal can also be accessed on the Local Channel of NFB NEWSLINE®. On your touch tone telephone and under the main menu, choose option 2, option 4 and option 25. On your iPhone App, choose: Publications, Publication Options, Kentucky Info, Kentucky Info Channel, and NFB Kentucky Cardinal
There are certainly different strokes for different folks. What might be ideal for one may not be ideal for another. Therefore, it is crucial that we share what we know through qualified resource referrals and educated discussion.
This is really only a piece of the puzzle. Kentuckians are able to take a "test drive of many assistive technology hardware devices before making a final purchase. The Kentucky Assistive Technology Service Network KATS Network can lend many that opportunity.
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Supporting NFB Kentucky TAD
Your donations are readily welcomed. Please consider donating to NFB Kentucky TAD through Pay Pal.
So that we give you the proper credit, please confirm your PayPal transaction by emailing your confirmation email along with your full name and phone number to Support Desk
TAD Membership Dues
Please note, if you choose to pay your TAD dues online, you must first, enter in a dollar amount under "Item Price". TAD dues is $5.45 per person per year.
Please note that currently, a convenience charge of2.9% on the transaction plus a flat rate of thirty cents per transaction is charged by Paypal as a processing charge. TAD cannot afford to incur this forty-five cent expense and must pass this charge forward so that we are able to collect the $5 membership charge in full, this is a step that we must exercise for online dues registration. You also have the option of mailing in your $5 dues or delivering it to TAD Treasurer, Hellena Emery.
After you enter in your desired dollar amount i.e. 5.45, 10.90, then press the "Update" button. Under "Item Total", you should see that field updated to your specified amount. Then, you can proceed to the payment section by either logging into your Pay Pal account or registering as a guest to make your payment.
Don't miss out on a great opportunity to join NFB Kentucky TAD this year. Don't have the $5 cash? No problem! You can pay your annual TAD membership dues for 2019-2020 right here and right now.
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